Redmond Costco announcement: consideration provided; however, all opinions are my own.

It’s been a long time coming, but the new Redmond, Washington Costco store is opening on November 11, 2016. Residents in this community east of Seattle have been waiting since 1991 when the original plans included a store and the warehouse giant’s headquarters. But the location near Hiway 520 was problematic so the plans were scrapped and their offices were built in Issaquah.

Now 25 years later, the Redmond Costco store is opening at 7725 188th Ave NE. This new location is within an industrial area and not far from other large retailers to make shopping easy.  The store will open at 8 a.m. on Friday, November 11, 2016, and offer new Executive Members a $20 Costco Cash Card or new Gold Star Members a $10 Costco Cash Card (please see the invitation below for restrictions and exclusions). This offer expires November 30, 2016.

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Cosco Home and Business Services

Most people are familiar with the warehouse style of shopping Costco offers. I’ve been a member since the 1980’s, and in the last three decades, I’ve often left with my cart filled with a vast array of foodstuffs, household items, and electronic products. I’ve even purchased my eyeglasses and tires there. But did you know they provide value-based services as well? They do!

Cosco Home and Business Services

  • For Home: Costco Auto Program, Motorcycles & Powersports, Bottled Water Delivery, Mortgage Purchase & Refinancing, Identity Protection, Auto & Home Insurance, Health Insurance Marketplace, Group Vision Insurance, Individual & Family Dental Plans, and Life Insurance
  • Travel: Vacation Packages, Cruises, Rental Cars, Theme Parks, and Hotels
  • Pharmacy: Refill Prescriptions, Transfer Prescriptions, New Prescriptions, Prescription Status, Patient Profile, and Immunizations
  • For Business:  Payment Processing, Business Phone Services, Payroll Services, Quickbooks Online, and Business & Personal Checks

We haven’t purchased a new car for over 15 years, so it’s not surprising we didn’t know about the Costco Auto Program which gives members the ability to purchase a new or preowned car with prearranged pricing for a hassle-free buying experience. As someone who prefers this type of car shopping, that’s fantastic news! Plus Costco provides member support during the process and even after and you’ll receive additional perks – see the Costco Services webpage for complete details.

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While I didn’t know about the car buying benefit, I have made use of Costco’s Travel services. Last fall I used their online service to reserve a rental car in Hawaii. Rental car companies require all providers to offer the same price, but Costco negotiates extras like car upgrades to give members added value. I loved the ease of reserving our car plus we received a free 2-tier upgrade to a full-size car for the same price as a compact, plus a second driver at no extra charge. Another couple we were traveling with paid more for their sub-compact than we did for our full-size car because they booked directly with the rental car company. I learned a valuable lesson about taking two minutes to check out Costco’s travel deals and just a few months later I needed a rental car in California for a business trip. Once again I got a great rate and an upgrade! I always stop by the Costco Travel web page before I book any vacation travel plans now. They have complete travel packages including cruises and theme parks offers.

I’m not the only family member who’s a Costco regular. My mother is retired and doesn’t have prescription health coverage. She was spending hundreds of dollars every month on her prescriptions before she discovered the convenience and affordability of Costco’s Pharmacy. She’s very happy with their service and especially thankful for their prices.

Find out more about Costco’s services with their online My Costco Services magazine or visit the Costco Services web page online for complete details and pricing. Also, check out the Costco Store Opening Future Events, What’s New – Monthly Offers, and get everything you need to know about getting a Costco Membership.

Will you be attending the Redmond Costco Grand Opening? Not in the Seattle area? I’m curious, are you a Costco member? What services do you use? I’d love to hear about them!